Friday, November 5, 2010


Today's ultrasound left me even more confused and clueless than the last one.  My estrogen has gone down from 191 to 79, but there's still not so much as a spot or a cramp happening.  Even so, my lining managed to shrink from 9mm to 6mm.  I don't get it.  Physically I feel fantastic but I can't even enjoy it because it means something is really wrong.  I need to be bleeding (which means hurting) so we can get this show on the road!

The endometriomas (if that is indeed what they are) have all gotten smaller - 2.7, 2.2, and 1.2 cm.  Good, right?   But the antral follicle count also got smaller - 5 today, compared to 8 last Tuesday.  This has me worried.  Tuesday my doctor told me that because I had 8 antral follicles, that would be the upper limit of eggs we could possibly get, assuming I even get to try.  Today I didn't get to talk to the doctor, but the nurse told me antral follicles "go in and out of you" and can change day by day.    Any chance the number can go UP from here?  If not, is there any point to this?  That's what I get to agonize about until my next appointment on Monday.

[Note: My belly looks exactly like this!  Except I have multiple surgical scars and bruises from injections.  Plus I have stretch marks I wouldn't trade for anything!]


The New Simons said...

Oy. I'm really hoping that you get to go through with this IVF cycle... some good news should really be in the workings for you.

Teresa said...

I hope to hear good news for you in the near future. I've always had a pretty low antral follicle count, but have had surprise follicles show up for the party.

heartincharge said...

I wish I had the answers for you so you don't have to wait until Monday. Just said a prayer for you for good news and peace until you get that good news!

Lori said...

Had quite the weekend...but wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and praying for good updates!

Cherbear said...

you have question mark tattoos on your belly? Interesting!

Just kidding of course. Hope I made ya laugh ;)